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What the deal with Core ?

Postby flysurfing » Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:07 am

Hello All,

I am very curious about the brand Core kite.

Actually living in Asia i always see this brand in some small kite school and after discussion with different guys it seems that core is present in those school / shops as they can't meet quantity requirements from the big brands such as North / Naish / Slingshot / Fone etc...

Also 90% of kiter i saw with those kites were beginner, do you know any reason about that ?

Seems the kite are well build but personally i found their design absolutely terrible, but this is a personal preference.

So anyone tried those kites ?

Cheers

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Re: What the deal with Core ?

Postby Toby » Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:25 am

According to Core they are number 1 selling in Germany.
Even stronger than North.

And any level rides them.

Yes, colors are about taste. But looks like many are ok with this and it does not hurt their sales.

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Re: What the deal with Core ?

Postby flysurfing » Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:47 am

nice, i was wondering what make people go for this brand this the market is already saturated and that the price of core is the same as market leader :)
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Re: What the deal with Core ?

Postby Guttorm » Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:09 am

I have a 2014 XR3 9 and 15 (+ Edge 19) the kite with bar and lines is wery well built, I have not seen a kite with better details. I have only used the Core 15, but it flies so nice with the best feeling trough turns that I ever felt on a big kite, I realy like it.
I was in El Medano in januar, and there was just 2 others using Core kites there, but they were the best of all the kiters there.
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Re: What the deal with Core ?

Postby Westozzy » Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:23 am

They make a good product, nothing wrong with core. Good quality kites.

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Re: What the deal with Core ?

Postby flysurfing » Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:23 am

seems awesome !

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Re: What the deal with Core ?

Postby sarc » Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:56 am

The bar, chicken loop and depower cleat are fantastic. The kites are OK.
Market share is all about sales channel, not performance **cough** Cabrinha **cough**

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Re: What the deal with Core ?

Postby sijandy » Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:34 am

flysurfing wrote:Also 90% of kiter i saw with those kites were beginner, do you know any reason about that ?
Cheers


Agreed.... whenever i see white n yellow i stay the f*** away!

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Re: What the deal with Core ?

Postby flysurfing » Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:56 am

sijandy wrote:
flysurfing wrote:Also 90% of kiter i saw with those kites were beginner, do you know any reason about that ?
Cheers


Agreed.... whenever i see white n yellow i stay the f*** away!


haha yes same experience for me almost got 2 core crashed on me in boracay and in vietnam.

Now i am like escaping same as u :)

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Re: What the deal with Core ?

Postby pmaggie » Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:46 am

I own 3 Core (7, 11 and 15) and they are excellent, well built, no issues in 4 years (my 11). I was the first in my home spot to but a Core and now there are more than 10 Cores in the waters every week end. The LW series is IMO one of the best product for light wind. Now there's the new bar that works like a standard 4 lines "Y" but flags on a single line if you hit the QR, I think it's a real innovation. About the fact they should be for beginners, maybe it's a pure coincidence in your spot :D
The only cons is they are quite expensive but the quality is really top level.
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